How to Celebrate Friendship Day With Friends in 2023

by Note with Love Team - Jul 27, 2023
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Friendship Day is a special day for all of us. We celebrate it worldwide to honor and cherish the beautiful bond of friendship. This day provides us a way to express gratitude towards those special individuals in our life who have been with us through thick and thin. Whether you have known your friends since childhood or made new friends recently, Friendship Day is the perfect opportunity to strengthen your bond even further.

However, figuring out what to do on this joyful day can be rather intimidating. From simple and low-key activities to more elaborate plans, the options are endless. In this article, I’ll explore some of the best ways you can make this day unforgettable and create lasting memories. So, grab your friends and get ready to celebrate this special day of 2023 in style!

1. Go on an adventure

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Friendship Day is the perfect occasion to make new memories with your friends. And there’s no better way to achieve that than by going on an adventure together.

Whether it’s exploring a new town, hiking in the great outdoors, camping out, or trying something new, you and your buddies can embark on any kind of journey.

Going on a road trip is an excellent option as well. Just pack up your car, grab some snacks, and hit the road with your besties. However, if you’re looking for something more active, try hiking or a camping trip. Sitting around a campfire at night and sharing stories is a great way to deepen your friendships.

But, we all have a few daredevil pals who won’t be satisfied with these. For those adrenaline junkies, consider trying new activities, such as bungee jumping, water rafting, or skydiving. 

2. Exchange Gifts

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One of the best ways to celebrate Friendship Day with your friends is by exchanging friendship day gifts. These gifts don’t have to be expensive or elaborate; it’s the thought that counts.

Consider giving your friends something personal and meaningful. Maybe give a book by their favorite author to the bookworms in the friend circle or a photo mug to the coffee aficionado.

If you’re on a budget, try making DIY gifts, such as a scrapbook filled with pictures, or a knitted scarf, or cook their favorite food. Remember, the most important thing is to give from the heart and show your friends how much they mean to you.

3. Arrange a Get-together

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Friendship is one of the most cherished bonds we share in our lives and what better way to celebrate it than by being with all of your mates on Friendship Day!

This one is also a great idea if you or your friends have kids, as this idea mainly centers on having a good time together and less time on preparing things or gifts. Explore more great ideas to celebrate your friendship after kids enter the scene!

Here are a few steps you can follow to plan a successful get-together:

  • Choose the date and time: International Friendship Day falls on July 30 Sunday. While, the National Friendship Day comes a week later on August 6th. You can plan the get-together on any of the two days, since both are Sundays. Keep in mind that national friendship day may vary depending on the country. Also, you can choose any other day that works for everyone.
  • Decide the venue: You can choose to host the get-together at your home, a park, a restaurant, or any other venue that everyone agrees on. Remember to be mindful of your friends’ needs. Like if one of your friends has special needs, make sure the venue is accessible for them.
  • Plan activities: You can plan a range of activities such as playing card games, having a potluck meal, or simply spending the day chatting and catching up with each other, to make the get-together more fun and memorable. 
  • Send out invitations: Once you have all the details sorted, send out invitations to your friends. You can do this by messaging them directly or through social media platforms.

4. Send Messages or Cards

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One of the most fundamental ways to celebrate Friendship Day is by sending your friends’ messages or cards expressing your love for their presence in your life. Nowadays, it is quite easy to do so, as you can send messages or cards through various mediums such as text messages, email, social media platforms, or even traditional postal mail. Just be sure to pick the medium that your friend is most likely to check and respond to.

Next, consider crafting personalized friendship day messages for each friend. You can share a special memory you have with them or include some joke that only they will understand. However, if you’re feeling a bit artsy, look into making Friendship Day cards.

5. Plan a Movie Night

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When it comes to celebrating Friendship Day with your friends, one fun idea is to plan a movie night. Watching movies can be a fun and relaxing way to spend time together. Start by choosing a movie, or multiple movies, and start a movie marathon. Remember to pick something that all of your friends will enjoy. So, don’t forget to ask your friends for recommendations.

Also, prepare some snacks and drinks for everyone to enjoy while watching the movie.

6. Cook a Meal Together

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Cooking a meal together on Friendship Day can be a fun and enjoyable activity that will allow you to bond with your friends while also enjoying a delicious meal. However, the secret to making this enjoyable is picking a dish that everyone can contribute to, such as a pizza or a pasta dish.

Task all your friends with something, like chopping vegetables or meat, preparing the sauce, making dough, grating cheese, etc. However, keep things light and fun. Don’t worry too much about making a five-star meal. Remember, the point of cooking together is to have fun and spend time with your friends.

7. Volunteer Together

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If you and your friends are looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Friendship Day, why not consider volunteering together? This is a great option for bonding and creating long-lasting memories with your friends, all while giving back to your community and helping those in need. Plus, research has shown that volunteering can have a positive impact on people’s well-being, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Keep in mind that there are many types of volunteering opportunities. So, choose the one that aligns with your and your buddies’ interests and values.


Friendship Day is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate and celebrate your bond with your closest pals. Take the time to reach out and make this Friendship Day a special one. Remember, true friends are hard to come by, so cherish them always.

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